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8th Feb '16 2:47:17 PM MsChibi
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See also AscendedFanboy, PromotedFanboy, FanDumb, SawStarWarsTwentySevenTimes, and RunningTheAsylum.
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See also AscendedFanboy, PromotedFanboy, FanDumb, SawStarWarsTwentySevenTimes, StrawFan, and RunningTheAsylum.
7th Feb '16 4:33:37 AM rafi
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* [[LoonyFan Mikami]] of ''Anime/DeathNote'' is a Kira fanboy that would do just about anything for "God".

* [[LoonyFan Mikami]] of ''Anime/DeathNote'' is a Kira fanboy that would do just about anything for "God"."God". * Akito Tenkawa and Gai Daigouji of ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' are such huge fans of ''Geikiganger 3'' that they even use attacks and battle cries from that show when fighting the Jovians.

* Akito Tenkawa and Gai Daigouji of ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' are such huge fans of ''Geikiganger 3'' that they even use attacks and battle cries from that show when fighting the Jovians.

* Darth on ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' is a ''Franchise/StarWars'' fanboy. He wears a cape and a Darth Vader helmet, carries a red lightsaber, and is part of the Jedi Knights club. Oddly, one of the "clones" (mean girls) is also in the Jedi Knights club, AnAesop about how you shouldn't label people.

* ''WesternAnimation/{FanboyAndChumChum'': The title characters were clearly meant to be this, but aside from wearing superhero costumes and occasionally being seen reading comic books, they don't exhibit typical fanboy behavior. Oz, their acquaintance and the owner of the local comic book shop, is a textbook example. * [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Fanboy"]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}''.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{FanboyAndChumChum'': One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' has Cleveland get into an EditWar with someone over the grams of fat content of a microwave snack. The war escalates when the other fan in question slanders Cleveland's image. When Cleveland finally meets the person slandering him, the person is revealed to be an obese pre-teen who admits to eating the snack five times a day because he loves the snack and is a true fan. * ''WesternAnimation/{{FanboyAndChumChum}}'': The title characters were clearly meant to be this, but aside from wearing superhero costumes and occasionally being seen reading comic books, they don't exhibit typical fanboy behavior. Oz, their acquaintance and the owner of the local comic book shop, is a textbook example. * [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Fanboy"]] (pictured) from ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}''.

* Irving, in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.
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* Irving, in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. A nerdy local kid who was introduced in "Hide and Seek" as an obsessive fan of Phineas and Ferb and their ambitious antics. He tags along with their daily projects on occasion in later episodes.

* Irving, Darth on ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' is a ''Franchise/StarWars'' fanboy. He wears a cape and a Darth Vader helmet, carries a red lightsaber, and is part of the Jedi Knights club. Oddly, one of the "clones" (mean girls) is also in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. the Jedi Knights club, AnAesop about how you shouldn't label people.

* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' has Cleveland get into an EditWar with someone over the grams of fat content of a microwave snack. The war escalates when the other fan in question slanders Cleveland's image. When Cleveland finally meets the person slandering him, the person is revealed to be an obese pre-teen who admits to eating the snack five times a day because he loves the snack and is a true fan.
7th Feb '16 4:15:47 AM UltimateJasper
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The term used for obsessive fans of a particular activity that goes a bit too far onto the creepy side. Unlike {{fangirl}}s (which usually refers to women obsessed with characters and their relationships with either other characters or themselves to the exclusion of the rest of the elements of the canon), the term "fanboy" is usually reserved for antisocial people with a self-inflated ego over their knowledge and/or mastery of the topic in question, often parading it around and belittling those around him. They are to fandoms what StopHavingFunGuys are to tournament rules.
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The term used for obsessive fans of a particular activity that goes a bit too far onto the creepy side. Unlike {{fangirl}}s (which usually refers to women obsessed with characters and their relationships with either other characters or themselves to the exclusion of the rest of the elements of the canon), the term "fanboy" is usually reserved for antisocial people with a self-inflated ego over their knowledge and/or mastery of the topic in question, often parading it around and belittling those around him. They are to fandoms what StopHavingFunGuys are to tournament rules. rules. Other times, the term is used to describe people who overzealously defend the perceived objective quality of the object of their obsession.
20th Jan '16 7:39:34 AM Pastykake
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In Japanese, the term {{Otaku}} is synonymous with this, but also implies an almost stalker-like attitude as well. The original (very pejorative) meaning got lost when it was adopted by English language fans of {{Anime}}.
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In Japanese, the term {{Otaku}} is synonymous with this, but also implies an almost stalker-like attitude as well. The original (very pejorative) meaning got lost when it was adopted by English language English-language fans of {{Anime}}.
20th Jan '16 7:38:34 AM Pastykake
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->''"It's true that it is always the winners that write history. But it is the losers that do the Franchise/{{Transformers}} Wikipedia entry."''
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->''"It's true that it is always the winners that write history. But it is the losers that do the Franchise/{{Transformers}} Transformers Wikipedia entry."''
9th Jan '16 4:33:52 AM DavidCowie
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* The ''ComicBook/XMen'' villain Sauron is obviously a ''LiteratureTheLordOfTheRings'' fanboy, as he named himself after that trilogy's BigBad.
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* The ''ComicBook/XMen'' villain Sauron is obviously a ''LiteratureTheLordOfTheRings'' ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' fanboy, as he named himself after that trilogy's BigBad.
23rd Dec '15 7:46:45 AM iowaforever
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* ''Film/TheAvengers2012'': ** Agent Phil Coulson has vintage Captain America trading cards. Completing the set took him years. Also, [[ThatCameOutWrong he watched Rogers while he was sleeping]].... we-we mean, he was... he was present, while [[HumanPopsicle Rogers was unconscious...from the... ice]]. ** Tony Stark is a fan of Bruce Banner for the latter's work on anti-electron collisions, also [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers he claims that he is a huge fan of the way]] Bruce [[UnstoppableRage loses control and]] [[TheHulk turns into an enormous green rage monster]]. --> '''Bruce''': [[DeadpanSnarker "....thanks."]]

* Kylo Ren is completely obsessed with Darth Vader and fulfilling his legacy in ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. He keeps Vader's melted mask in his room like a shrine and talks to it like someone might pray, and Rey finds out that his greatest fear is not being as strong as Vader was.

* ''Film/TheAvengers2012'': ** Agent Phil Coulson has vintage Captain America trading cards. Completing the set took him years. Also, [[ThatCameOutWrong he watched Rogers while he was sleeping]].... we-we mean, he was... he was present, while [[HumanPopsicle Rogers was unconscious...from the... ice]]. ** Tony Stark is a fan of Bruce Banner for the latter's work on anti-electron collisions, also [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers he claims that he is a huge fan of the way]] Bruce [[UnstoppableRage loses control and]] [[TheHulk turns into an enormous green rage monster]]. --> '''Bruce''': [[DeadpanSnarker "....thanks."]] * Kylo Ren is completely obessed with Darth Vader and fulfilling his legacy in TheForceAwakens
18th Dec '15 2:29:39 PM eroock
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18th Dec '15 2:29:17 PM eroock
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[[quoteright:300:[[WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/freakazoid-17_8079.jpg]]]] [[caption-width-right:300:Don't worry, it's not always this bad.]]
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14th Dec '15 5:50:09 AM StFan
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* ''OnePiece'': Bartolomeo is a sociopathic asshole who may very well be even worse than ''Eustass Kid'' -- [[spoiler:and a ''massive'' fanboy of Luffy ever since Loguetown, an event that would eventually lead him to becoming a pirate. Ironically, the same moment that would make him into a fanboy of Luffy is also the same moment that caused Smoker to chase after Luffy in order to catch him.]]
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* ''OnePiece'': ''Manga/OnePiece'': Bartolomeo is a sociopathic asshole who may very well be even worse than ''Eustass Kid'' -- [[spoiler:and a ''massive'' fanboy of Luffy ever since Loguetown, an event that would eventually lead him to becoming a pirate. Ironically, the same moment that would make him into a fanboy of Luffy is also the same moment that caused Smoker to chase after Luffy in order to catch him.]]

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[[AC: {{Fanfiction}}]] * [[BigHero6 Hiro]] is a huge [[IronMan Tony Stark]] fan in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/3212093/chapters/8076183 Magnets for Trouble]]''; after meeting him unexpectedly, Hiro nearly starts hyperventalating. [[AC:Films -- Animated]]
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\n[[AC: {{Fanfiction}}]]\n[[/folder]] [[folder:Fan Works]] * [[BigHero6 Hiro]] Hiro (of ''Disney/BigHero6'') is a huge [[IronMan [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] fan in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/3212093/chapters/8076183 Magnets for Trouble]]''; after meeting him unexpectedly, Hiro nearly starts hyperventalating. [[AC:Films hyperventilating. [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Animated]]Animation]]

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\n[[AC:Films * Syndrome of ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' used to be this for Mr. Incredible. He didn't take rejection well. [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]

[[AC:{{Literature}}]] * Colin Creevey is Literature/HarryPotter's very eager fanboy. [[AC:LiveActionTelevision]] * ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Mr Trick is one of {{Marmaduke}}. "Nobody can tell Marmaduke what to do. That's my kinda dog." * During the "iStart A Fan War" episode of ''Series/{{iCarly}}'', there is one fanboy for the Sam/Freddie 'Seddie' {{Shipping}} couple who is a textbook version of this. He stands up and shouts "SEDDIE!" over and over. For those with knowledge of the fandom, he's obviously based on one specific BigNameFan who became well known for those antics on the creators blog and websites.
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\n[[AC:{{Literature}}]]\n[[/folder]] [[folder:Literature]] * ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Colin Creevey is Literature/HarryPotter's Harry Potter's very eager fanboy. [[AC:LiveActionTelevision]] fanboy. [[/folder]] [[folder:Live-Action TV]] * ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Mr Trick is one of {{Marmaduke}}.''ComicStrip/{{Marmaduke}}''. "Nobody can tell Marmaduke what to do. That's my kinda dog." * During the "iStart A Fan War" episode of ''Series/{{iCarly}}'', ''Series/ICarly'', there is one fanboy for the Sam/Freddie 'Seddie' {{Shipping}} couple who is a textbook version of this. He stands up and shouts "SEDDIE!" over and over. For those with knowledge of the fandom, he's obviously based on one specific BigNameFan who became well known for those antics on the creators blog and websites.

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[[AC:WesternAnimation]] * Darth on ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' is a ''StarWars'' fanboy. He wears a cape and a Darth Vader helmet, carries a red lightsaber, and is part of the Jedi Knights club. Oddly, one of the "clones" (mean girls) is also in the Jedi Knights club, AnAesop about how you shouldn't label people.
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\n[[AC:WesternAnimation]]\n[[/folder]] [[folder:Western Animation]] * Darth on ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' is a ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' fanboy. He wears a cape and a Darth Vader helmet, carries a red lightsaber, and is part of the Jedi Knights club. Oddly, one of the "clones" (mean girls) is also in the Jedi Knights club, AnAesop about how you shouldn't label people.

* FanboyAndChumChum were clearly meant to be this, but aside from wearing superhero costumes and occasionally being seen reading comic books, they don't exhibit typical fanboy behaviour. Oz, their acquaintance and the owner of the local comic book shop, is a textbook example. * [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Fanboy"]] from ''{{Freakazoid}}''. * Melllvar from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' is a ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' fan[[strike: boy]]-energy-cloud-thing. ** To the point of hosting his own ''Franchise/StarTrek'' convention, complete with MarySue fanfic, and being pissed that Fry's a bigger fanboy than him. * Syndrome of ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' used to be this.
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* FanboyAndChumChum ''WesternAnimation/{FanboyAndChumChum'': The title characters were clearly meant to be this, but aside from wearing superhero costumes and occasionally being seen reading comic books, they don't exhibit typical fanboy behaviour.behavior. Oz, their acquaintance and the owner of the local comic book shop, is a textbook example. * [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Fanboy"]] from ''{{Freakazoid}}''. ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}''. * Melllvar from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' is a ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' fan[[strike: boy]]-energy-cloud-thing. ** boy]]-energy-cloud-thing. To the point of hosting his own ''Franchise/StarTrek'' convention, complete with MarySue fanfic, and being pissed that Fry's a bigger fanboy than him. * Syndrome of ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' used to be this.him.

-->"I jumped in the car when your mom stopped for gas: I'm just happy to be here!" * ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''' Comic Book Guy: While often being used for {{Take That}} gags, [[Series/WonderWoman Lynda Carter]] has a restraining order on him and he was almost married with a [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingon]] priest. ** Of the three ''Star'' franchises, ''[[Franchise/StarTrek Trek]]'', ''[[StarWars Wars]]'', and ''[[Franchise/StargateVerse Gate]]'', Richard Dean Anderson's is his third favorite.
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-->"I -->'''Irving:''' I jumped in the car when your mom stopped for gas: I'm just happy to be here!" here! * ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''': Comic Book Guy: While often being used for {{Take That}} TakeThat gags, [[Series/WonderWoman Lynda Carter]] has a restraining order on him and he was almost married with a [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingon]] priest. ** priest. Of the three ''Star'' franchises, ''[[Franchise/StarTrek Trek]]'', ''[[StarWars ''[[Franchise/StarWars Wars]]'', and ''[[Franchise/StargateVerse Gate]]'', Richard Dean Anderson's is his third favorite.

* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' has Cleveland get into an EditWar with someone over the grams of fat content of a microwave snack. The war escalates when the other fan in question slanders Cleveland's image. When Cleveland finally meets the person slandering him, the person is revealed to be an obese pre teen who admits to eating the snack 5 times a day because he loves the snack and is a true fan.
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' has Cleveland get into an EditWar with someone over the grams of fat content of a microwave snack. The war escalates when the other fan in question slanders Cleveland's image. When Cleveland finally meets the person slandering him, the person is revealed to be an obese pre teen pre-teen who admits to eating the snack 5 five times a day because he loves the snack and is a true fan.fan. [[/folder]]
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